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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is a wonderful writer.  I’ve read her short stories and love them.  But this novel, A Gate at the Stairs, I did not love. Tassie Keltjin is a student at a mid-western college in need of a job.  She signs on as a nanny for a middle-aged couple who adopt a biracial child.  […]

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Scorched Earth by David L. Robbins

Scorched Earth, David L. Robbins

This is the story of a black man whose multi-racial child is dug up from her resting place by the good deacons of the Victory Baptist Church in order that the infant might be reburied in the more appropriate “black” cemetery.  When the white church is subsequently torched, Elijah, the baby’s father, is arrested. Sound […]

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